Herb Brookshire
Happy

Humble, TX

#572 Oct 31, 2013
Herb is no different than most local politicians. Do little, try to get paid a lot. Write proclamations, act important. County or City, doesn't matter. All the same.
Fact Check

Cooper, TX

#573 Nov 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
He hasn't lowered taxes. Total spending has gone up every year. He has raised his salary and travel expense every year. He needs to be voted out in the primary.
You are either uninformed or just a liar. Check the budgets and every year he has lowered the county tax rate. That is lowering your taxes. He has fought against the appraisal district raising rates. He has no control over the school dist. raising their taxes every year, or the city being maxed out every year.
Yes he has given raises to all county employee's after 4 years of no raises under Teddy.
And all of that without raising your taxes a dime!
Any tax increase can be found from other county and city entities but not the county budgets.
Check the facts if it's not to hard for you.
Fact Check

Cooper, TX

#574 Nov 1, 2013
Romeo wrote:
<quoted text>
The TAXES going down have nothing to do with ANYTHING that Herb has done. They went down due to a PIPE LINE coming through Delta County. Every now and then even a Blind Hogg finds an acorn.
Reality is that county spending has increased. He has not brought any industry or jobs to Delta County.
That's right when things are good he had nothing to do with it but if there is anything wrong he is responsible for all of it. Really!
facts

North Richland Hills, TX

#575 Nov 1, 2013
http://www.co.delta.tx.us/sitshw look at the numbers
The Facts

Lone Oak, TX

#576 Nov 1, 2013
Fact Check wrote:
<quoted text>
You are either uninformed or just a liar. Check the budgets and every year he has lowered the county tax rate. That is lowering your taxes. He has fought against the appraisal district raising rates. He has no control over the school dist. raising their taxes every year, or the city being maxed out every year.
Yes he has given raises to all county employee's after 4 years of no raises under Teddy.
And all of that without raising your taxes a dime!
Any tax increase can be found from other county and city entities but not the county budgets.
Check the facts if it's not to hard for you.
It looks like you are either just plain stupid or you are on Herb's payroll. He has raised his salary every year and raised his travel expense every year. When he goes over his travel budget while he is taking trips to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington DC twice, Austin, Galveston,The Lake Conroe Resort and Spa, and anywhere else he wants to go, he just gets his cronies Templeton and Vandygriff, on the Commissioners Court to give him more money. Ted donated his travel budget to the County Library.

The money that he uses to "Give" raises to county employees, including himself, belongs to the taxpayers of Delta County. It's easy to give away other people's money. The people who make up the majority of the taxpayers in Delta County are on Social Security who went two years without a raise and only got a 2.7% for 2012 and 1.5% raise this year. Herb and his "employees" got about 14% during the last two years. Tax foreclosure suits are going out as fast as the District Court can serve them because homeowners can't afford to pay their tax bills. The tax rate may have gone down but the valuation has gone up for most people so the taxes have gone UP!!! No one is blaming Herb for the tax rate for the city or the school so you can't use them as an excuse for the self-indulgence of Mr. Brookshire to feather his own nest.
HO HO HO

Cumby, TX

#577 Nov 4, 2013
Herb is a crook, always has been and always will be and as long as the people of Delta County keep putting hin in office he will continue to rip off the tax payers, so if that is what the tax payers want then keep electing him, and they will deserve what they get.
Delta3

Commerce, TX

#578 Nov 5, 2013
HO HO HO wrote:
Herb is a crook, always has been and always will be and as long as the people of Delta County keep putting hin in office he will continue to rip off the tax payers, so if that is what the tax payers want then keep electing him, and they will deserve what they get.
I keep hearing this (crook) about Herb. Are there more than rumors and gossip to back this up?
In the know

Lone Oak, TX

#579 Nov 5, 2013
Delta3 wrote:
<quoted text>
I keep hearing this (crook) about Herb. Are there more than rumors and gossip to back this up?
Ask Herbie how many times he's been sued for non payment of bills. You might also ask the local lumber yard how much he owes them.
HO HO HO

Cumby, TX

#580 Nov 5, 2013
When a person has to sign the papers for his own company to get the federal money to build the houses he has built what would you call him, smart or crooked.
Delta 3

Haslet, TX

#581 Nov 12, 2013
HO HO HO wrote:
When a person has to sign the papers for his own company to get the federal money to build the houses he has built what would you call him, smart or crooked.
Good question. Guess it depends upon how you frame the circumstances. If I didn't know better I would think he studied under Obama.
Issues

Lone Oak, TX

#582 Nov 16, 2013
Brookshire doesn't hold the contract for the construction. Commissioner's court voted to approve a guy out of Paris. This guy was a competitor for the grant. It was given to him because of the judges conflict of interest. Go ask the county clerk, it's sure to be in the minutes or ask one of your commissioners.
recent

North Richland Hills, TX

#583 Nov 17, 2013
That may be the case this year , are you implying he hasnt fethered his own nest in the past ?
Happy

Mabank, TX

#584 Nov 17, 2013
Brookshire sure feathers his vacation nest, regularly. Big old fat jerk.
Reality Check

Cumby, TX

#585 Nov 17, 2013
Fact Check wrote:
<quoted text>
You are either uninformed or just a liar. Check the budgets and every year he has lowered the county tax rate. That is lowering your taxes. He has fought against the appraisal district raising rates. He has no control over the school dist. raising their taxes every year, or the city being maxed out every year.
Yes he has given raises to all county employee's after 4 years of no raises under Teddy.
And all of that without raising your taxes a dime!
Any tax increase can be found from other county and city entities but not the county budgets.
Check the facts if it's not to hard for you.
Obviously, FACT CHECK doesn't know the facts. I checked and the school dist. hasn't raised taxes in over 5 years. Seems like someone is just trying to put up a smoke screen. If you don't know that fact one would guess it is all a lie. Bottom line. FACT CHECK doesn't know the FACTS.
Tired

Chandler, TX

#586 Nov 17, 2013
The guy who did the houses was herbs roofer, who supposedly bought his company. I know the guy and he sure doesn't have the money to buy a construction company. Sounds like someone had to get it out of his name, and why was herbs niece checking the jobs.
recent

North Richland Hills, TX

#587 Nov 17, 2013
so herb sold his company to a business partner on pay as you go plan then signed off on him getting the contracts for work so he could make payments to herb , its may be legal but it sure seems unethitical. I sure hope somebody can answer for this or explain how this is approiate behavior for an elected offical
realtime

Cumby, TX

#589 Nov 24, 2013
Where did Herb and our tax money go last week? Back to Galveston?
Happy

Mabank, TX

#590 Nov 24, 2013
Was he out of town?
maybe

Palestine, TX

#591 Nov 25, 2013
realtime wrote:
Where did Herb and our tax money go last week? Back to Galveston?
Maybe it's my imagination.. he go on these trip for his own self help.. To learn how to build his very own.. "Sold" company Brookshire construction.. Just my imagination.. Of course!
SRJ

Cumby, TX

#592 Nov 26, 2013
Well if Brookshire has sold his company why has his Brookwood sec coming to the court house and his office, it is because he has not sold any thing, it is a put on so he can continue to be a crook, and why does Jerry Derr have a key to the Court House, and he can say he does not but I personally ssw him go to the door and unlock it and go in and Brookshire come along a few minutes after that, but of course Herbie is one of Derr's boys, what ever Derr wants Herbie to do is what he does. I hope every county in Texas does not have as much of a bunch of crooks as Delta County. If they do this state is in bad trouble.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Cooper Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Election Who do you support for State Board of Education... (Oct '10) 7 hr huey goins 988
News President of Texas A&M University-Commerce has ... Tue KITTEN 6
LADONia mayor canidate Wolfe sued for thousands... Tue Wolf 4
Crime in Commerce (Apr '14) May 2 just Saying 10
Mike Roberts (May '13) May 2 Doctor Johnny Fever 2
Electric Company in Sulphur Springs Apr '16 QuickConnect 1
News Schedule of events for the Shamrock St. Patrick... Mar '16 DonegalBeardman 1
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Cooper Mortgages